The Appalachian Forests-A property is a 357,032-acre property located in Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Martin and Pike Counties in Kentucky, Buchanan and Tazewell Counties in Virginia, and Boone, Fayette, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Raleigh and Wyoming Counties in West Virginia. The property is widely distributed throughout a large area as can be surmised from the number of aforementioned counties. The property is mostly forested (87%) with some acreage in active and reclaimed surface mine condition. Ninety six percent of the forest is comprised of upland Appalachian hardwoods.
|Property Name||Appalachian Forests A|
|County||KY- Johnson, Martin, Floyd, Pike, Harlan; VA- Buchanan, Tazewell; WV – Boone, Fayette, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Raleigh, Wyoming|
|Coordinates||N 37° 31′ 16″ W 81° 47′ 9″|
|Previous Owner||Bluefield Timber, LLC|
|Dominant Forest Type||Appalachian upland hardwood|
|Managing Consultant||Advantage Timberland, Inc.|
|Address||P.O. Box 548 1325 Hockman Pike Bluefield, VA – 24605|
The Angelo/Burnham property is comprised of 2 tracts of variable size located in Alexander County, Illinois. The tracts are distributed along the Mississippi river from Wycliffe, Kentucky to west of Thebes, Illinois. The tracts are true islands with access by boat throughout the year. There will be limited opportunities to construct roads across old river chutes to the properties, but a ferry will probably provide the best logging opportunities. The major access routes are I-57 in Missouri, Highway 51 and 3 in Illinois, and Highway 51 in Kentucky.
The Appalachian Forests-A was purchased from Pocahontas Land Corporation, who owned the property from the early 1900’s until October of 2000 when Bluefield Timber, LLC acquired the perpetual timber rights. Pocahontas retained the surface and coal rights on the property. As with much of the surrounding region, coal has played a vital role into shaping the ownership into what it is today.
The property is well stocked with 4,087 board feet per forested acre of sawtimber and 19.2 tons per forested acre of pulpwood. The seven leading species of sawtimber are yellow poplar, chestnut oak, red oak, red maple, hickory, black oak and white oak. Two major forest conditions—mesic and xeric, define the timber resource and provide a basis for the forest types. Slope position, aspect and elevation dictate the type of species for a given location and the growth rate therein.